Steroids is the short name for anabolic steroids.


A synthetic steroid hormone that resembles testosterone in promoting the growth of a muscle. Some hormones are used medicinally to treat some forms of weight loss (illegally) by some athletes and others to enhance physical performance.
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  1. Steroids can be prescribed by doctors if someone has delayed puberty, cancer, or AIDS and should never be self-prescribed.
  2. Steroid abusers will normally take 10-100 times more than what would be prescribed by a doctor/health official.
  3. Girls use steroid to change their body shape and guys use steroids to gain muscle.
  4. Steroid use has increased from 2% in 2010 to 2.1% in 2013.
  5. New steroid use has decreased by 50% among student athletes.
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Steroids can be taken by pill or injection.

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Side Effects:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Kidney disease
  3. Heart disease
  4. Hair loss
  5. Sever acne
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